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Issue 38

--- THE NEWBIE CLUB INSIDER Issue 38 July 12th 2001

Written by Tom Glander,
and Joe Robson,

You receive the INSIDER as a benefit of membership in
The Newbie Club. Your membership details are at the end
of this newsletter.

Your email will not be read. All emails that are sent by
clicking your Reply key will go to the cyber dump, where there
is weeping and gnashing of teeth. DON'T DO IT! Respond by
writing to Tom or Joe at their email addresses above. Thanks!


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<< MENU >>

==> 1. Tom's Thoughts ... "Another Phone Call"
==> 2. Tutorial ... "Creating New Folders"
==> 3. Joe's Place ... "Jekyll And Hyde - The First Email Users?"
==> 4. Tutorial ... "Changing Your Folder View"
==> 5. Linda's Office ... "Word Automation"
==> 6. Administration ... "Stuff about your account"


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high reputation and honest character".

Extract from Tom Koziol's Dollar$ign Newsletter.

Tom is a leading expert on Scam Busting and financial planning,
and in case you didn't realize, he's raving about The Newbie Club
Technical Help Clinic at

==> 1. --- Tom's Thoughts ... "Another Phone Call"

Hello %name%,

Real life is amazing. I say "real" because sitting in front of
your computer is VERY real. We do a lot of that, don't we?

And the phone rings a lot, too. This evening, it was a caller
who was raving about First Website Builder, the Forum, the
Clinic, and our customer service. "I feel like I got 10 times
what I paid for your Website Builder e-books. And that bonus
course by Joe Barta is the best I've ever seen." (To see this
product, visit:

He went on to say that the Internet, though likened to the
wild west, MUST settle down someday. All the scammers and
spammers will have to die out. As people become more and
more Web savvy, it will happen.

Scammers will find fewer suckers. Rip-off artists will find
fewer people to rip off.

I know for a fact that Newbie Club is making a difference in
people's lives. We have far too many testimonials and phone
calls testifying to the value, friendliness, helpfulness, and
downright likeability of the people that make this TNC thing
happen. (Tom, Joe, Jann, and Peter)

Stability. Accountability. Responsibility. And Trust. Trusting
we will point you in the right direction, and build a solid
relationship. That's where we're at. And that's what you want.
From life. From us. And for life.

I appreciate your time, and your trust. We'll all do our best
to make this whole computer and Internet thing a rewarding

Take care,


P.S. If you're into gardening or anything related to plant
life, you should see the new TNC Gardening Club... yep, it's
finally ready to view! All 21 articles present and accounted
for. You can even learn to make money selling plants if you
want. Visit


Geek-Speak Busters:

1. "Title Bar"

Look at your email program right now. Up there at the top of
your screen, there's a colored strip with some words in it.
The very top of all programs is what's called the Title Bar.
This is where the title of the program you are using is
shown. The Title Bar is a valuable provider of information.

2. "Target"

You know what a target is... it's something you aim at.
Or the object of some action. Well, on the Web, a target
is a web page or file that your browser will open or
download. When you right click a hyperlink, a context
menu opens. You'll see "Save Target As..." listed there.
The target is the page the link is referring to.



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==> 2. Tutorial: "Creating New Folders"

After discussing Wild Bill's web site creation foray, I
suggested he create a new folder on his computer and name
it "My Web Pages". Okay, he says, how do you do that?

Open My Computer with a double click. Then open drive (C)
with a double click. All of your computer's files and folders
will now be showing in the open window.


You can access your computer's files and folders
via the My Computer icon, or through Windows Explorer, which 
is Windows' File Manager.)


Right click a blank area of the window ... do not click on a
folder! You'll see a context menu appear. On this menu, point
with your mouse cursor to "New"... and another menu will fly

At the very top of this menu will be the name "Folder". Click
on this, and a new folder will appear. Type the name you want
to give it, then tap your Enter key on the keyboard. A new
folder is created! It will located right there with all the
other folders on your computer.

To get to the new folder, just open My Computer, then open the
(C) drive, and you'll see it.

In my second tutorial on down the page, we'll look at how you
can change the view of your folders from LARGE to small. And
see more at a time with greater detail, too! Read on...


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==> 3. Joe's Place . "Jekyll And Hyde - The First Email Users?"

Hi %name%.

The other day I received an email from a Graphic artist who took
exception to a Copywriting article I wrote some time ago. Fair
enough, if we all had the same opinion, the world would be a very
dull place.

But this guy vented his anger on me with words like 'moronic' and
'idiotic', and other unpleasantries. Actually he had completely
misunderstood the point of the article, and that's also fair
enough. Reading from a computer screen is sometimes an
uncomfortable experience, and so we tend to scan quickly through
the text.

But the point I'm about to make is that sometimes we send emails
off without thinking through exactly what we're saying. If we're
angry, it's so easy to get carried away and hide behind the
anonymity of 'Cyber messages'. If this particular guy had made
his disagreement in a professional and businesslike manner, I
would have been more than willing to have entered into a series
of email discussions about the subject of the article in
question. And I'm sure we would have *both* learned a lot from

But he chose to be offensive and bigoted, so I simply deleted his

Email is a miracle of modern communication. It's instantaneous
and it's cheap. But paradoxically (now there's a big word!) it's
also the most abused form of communication on the planet. We say
things by email which we'd NEVER say in a letter or a phone call.
Email Rage is so common that we never even realize that we're all
guilty of it.

Tom and I receive emails like "I want to know how to ..." and
"Where can I get ..." - no please - no thank you. Yet these same
people (you and I ) are probably very courteous on the telephone.
Why is that? Why does email bring out the Jekyll and Hyde in us?

Because email is so impersonal! And its miraculous benefit -
speed and simplicity - makes it so easy for us to abuse it. If
we're writing a letter, we have time to think things through
while we're writing, but with email it's a quick 'click, click,
click', and off it goes through cyberspace.

If you want to sound off to someone about something, write your
email by all means, but take a tip from a guy with a fairly short
fuse himself ... DON'T SEND IT!

Put it into your drafts folder and read it again an hour or so
later. It's then that you'll see how rude or unprofessional you
will appear to the person you're writing to. And by then you'll
probably have calmed down enough to rewrite it - or even just
trash it altogether!

If you're interested in improving your writing for the Web,
you're more than welcome to read the Tutorials I've put up on the
site at

And if you have an Internet business or a Website of any kind,
you'll get an enormous amount of help from my best selling book
'Make Your Words Sell! It's only US$17 and it's published by Ken
Evoy at

Take care %name%, and remember ...

Keep smilin'.


PS There's also a brilliant free ebook at the site called
"Scientific Advertising on the Internet". It was written by the
greatest guru on advertising in the 20th Century - Claude
Hopkins. I've added my own comments and tutorials, to make it
relevant to this amazing medium called the Internet. Download it
from And while you're there,
download "1001 Newbie-Friendly Tips" by Bob McElwain. It's $29
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==> 4. Tutorial: "Changing Your Folder View"

By default, and by no fault of its own, Windows uses large
icons to display the folders and files on your computer.
These are large compared to the Detail view icons!

To change your icon view, do the following:

In any window that displays icons, such as My Computer or
Windows Explorer, you will see just under the Title Bar
what is called the Menu Line. Stuff like File, Edit, View,
Options, and Help. These are common Menu items.

Click on View. When it opens, you'll see listed among other
items, Large Icons, Small Icons, List, and Details. Try
clicking each one. See how the icons change size? I suggest
you select the Details view if you want to see more info
listed about each folder and file.

You will need to scroll up and down the list if you're
looking at your root directory. Argh! What does "root
directory" mean?

If you look only at your (C) drive, and don't open any
folders, you are in the "root" directory. Or "root" folder.
Just like a tree and its branches and leaves come from the
root, your computer's files and folders all find their root
in the (C) directory or folder. (Folder and Directory can be
used to mean the same thing.)

So there you go. The whole point of these tutorials is to
help you become more comfortable with your computer, and to
understand it better. My program, Windows for Newbies, does
this with pictures called Screen Captures. I've captured over
400 of the screens in Windows, and I provide step by step
instructions. You can learn more about Windows for Newbies
by following this link:


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==> 5. Linda's Office Corner: "Put Word on Automatic"

Do you find that there are certain things you type over and
over in your Word documents and you would like a way to speed
this up? Well, Word has a feature called AutoCorrect that will
let you do just that. To see how this is done, just click on
over to... and have a look! Hey,
I've even added pictures!

Tutorial by MS Office expert Linda Johnson

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See Techie-Speak translated into Newbie-Speak by an expert!

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DO NOT put these into the BODY of your message and send them...
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6. Administration

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membership management headquarters...

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You can cancel your membership, change your name, update your
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Back issues of the INSIDER are found here...

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someone you know. Just don't spam anyone with it!

The TNC INSIDER is a publication of The Newbie Club and is
owned by Roglan International LLC, whose partners are
Tom Glander and
Joe Robson

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